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Career Advice

Where do you start? There are loads of different avenues of career advice to explore. Start at school, ask a teacher for some help or have a look online, the internet is filled with helpful links and tool.

If you are at school in Scotland, your guidance teacher will be able to help and explain the different options available to you.  Skills Development Scotland employ specific Career Advisors who will visit your school regularly, offering career guidance and options. 

If you are at school in England, speak to a PSHE teacher (Personal Social Health Economic) or a National Careers Service Young Person’s Advisor – both will be able to help point you in the right direction.

Are you interested in a specific subject at school? Ask the teacher for some guidance. A lot of what you learn at school can be applied to your role in oil & gas. You might be lucky enough to know someone who works in the industry already – it’s always worth asking questions about their journey into oil & gas.

The internet is a great place to start, but be careful not to get lost – there is a lot of information out there and it’s important to narrow down the relevant websites for you. Careers sites can show you how to match your skills and ambitions to the job you wish to do, how to make the most of your science, technology, engineering and maths subjects and advise you how to make it into the industry, from pursuing an apprenticeship to going to university. We have helped pick out some useful websites that specialise in oil & gas career advice

Some oil & gas companies offer career advice on their own websites so it’s worth checking these regularly for updates – you never know, they might have the perfect job for you!

Oil & Gas Skills Navigator is supported by:

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC)
DECOM North Sea
Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)
International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)
Offshore Contractors Association (OCA)
Oil & Gas UK
Skills for Energy
Subsea UK